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Introducing Digital Badges for Schools

  • Date: 23rd September, 2020
  • Venue: Online events
Forget photocopied certificates falling off fridges, digital badges are
here! These clever digital credentials are the future of skills
recognition. They are wonderful little nuggets of achievement and
experience that exist digitally and can recognise all sorts of informal
learning in schools, from positions of responsibility and house points
awards to club participation, the development of character traits,
skills and more.

If it happens and is worthy of praise, it can be
badged!

Already popular in the world of work, digital badges are now available
for secondary schools across the south west to recognise and accredit
the informal learning of students 14+ and positively engage them. Using
digital badges can offer effective Gatsby-related careers activity, link
young people into future thinking and offer valuable evidence to
support progression to further education, employment or training. They
are flexible, industry recognised credentials that can be integrated
into a person's CV, built into application forms and used to create
genuine credibility in any professional environment, from a construction
site to a care home.

Real Ideas is the lead Cities of Learning organisation for the south
west and this webinar launches our support for secondary schools across
the region who want to develop their own bespoke badges in order to help
their learners recognise their skills and potential.

The webinar is hosted by Real Ideas Programme Leads Ed Hart and Gary
Futcher and features contributions from organisations who have already
successfully introduced badging.

Designed as a find out more event, it
will provide an overview of the world of badging, the commitment
required of schools, the support available and an opportunity to respond
to questions. It is followed by a series of monthly bookable workshops
that will provide all the support and training required for a school to
design, publish and award their very own digital badges.

This webinar is free as is initial workshop training and support for up
to two members of staff (normal cost £400).

To attend this event, please follow the link and register for your place directly:

https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/7712485140103215120

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